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10/6: Three for free

Posted by Courtney Hollands  October 6, 2008 01:15 PM

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3free_logo.gif Pinching pennies? Chic but cheap? We understand. Here are three free events this week for your going out pleasure.

Thursday, October 9

- "Shake Your Booty" Bash @ Leokadia: Whether you love or hate ankle booties — I'm a recent convert — you can't escape these trendy shoes on the runways, red carpets, or in stores this season. The Hello Stiletto Shoe Club celebrates booties this Thursday night at South End shoe hotspot Leokadia. There'll be free champagne cocktails and a competition for "best booty" (we're talking shoes here). DJ Joe Mama will provide the soundtrack for all this preening and shoe-gazing. Space is limited, so be sure to sign up for the club and RSVP. 6-9 p.m.

Saturday, October 11

- October Fest @ Whole Foods: Grocery shopping is essentially a grown-up chore — something that you should do on the weekend when you'd rather be hiking, tailgating, sleeping, whatever. Thankfully, Whole Foods in Cambridge understands. This Saturday, the store will grill sausages outside and offer free samples of seasonal beer. We'll drink to that. 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

- Honk! Festival @ Davis Square: Honk if you like gleeful musicians playing drums and horns. This Saturday, 25 big bands will shake, rattle, and roll in Somerville's Davis Square as they reclaim public space for the community. You'll hear everything from funk to klezmer. Warning: A hangover might reduce your enjoyment of the cymbals and cheerful cacophony at this event. Just saying. 11:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.

[I am swooning over Rachel Bilson's studded Christian Louboutin's booties. She has the "best booty," all the way. / AP Photo]

Want more? Watch the debates at Tommy Doyle's Tuesday. Or, check out all free events this week.

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Stephanie Callahan is a native Bostonian who loves cooking, traveling, spa treatments, and being on the ocean.

Meghan Colloton is a Bostonian who loves traveling, channeling her inner Julia Child, and trying weird things -- from food to bungee jumping.

Milva DiDomizio is a New England native who's fond of cooking, singing, and Boston's arts and culture scene.

Rachel Raczka is a Bostonian who enjoys buttercream frosting, gin cocktails, and conquering cobblestone streets in high heels.

Emily Sweeney is a Boston native who goes out all over, from Irish pubs in Southie to the roller rink in Dorchester.

Emily Wright is a native Cape Codder who enjoys exercising, baking, and the occasional guilty pleasure action movie.


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